Saturday, November 22, 2014

Drill # 44 Turkey



The rules are simple you must create a project including items beginning with each of the letter of the word TURKEY. You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock).  Please note in your blog write up what items you used. And link back to us here :) Have fun!

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to 
shop at......



Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!

Charity
T:texture U:umber cardstock R:rub-ons K:kissed E:embossing powder Y: yellow mist



Becci
 T:tickets & twine U:under layers R:rhinestones K:kernels E:eupherma Y: yellow strip

Thread, Uniball pen, Resin frame, Knotted twine, Embossing powder, Yellow splatter

Venetia 
T- Theresa Collins border U- Unmounyed Stamp R-Ribbon K- Kraft Paper Y- "Y u use so much glitter!" and of course yellow. 


Now it's your turn, just link up your project by November 30th for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the My Scraps & More!


*** There is only one prize for the month of November so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Basic Training-Stamping Through a Stencil

It is just starting to get cold here and we even had some snow...it is hard to believe it is already November.  Where. does. the TIME. go???

Michele here and today I am sharing a quick technique for stamping through a stencil.  I started with a tag that I already had a few layers of mixed media goodness on, I wanted lots of layers on this tag I made to remind me of the short summer we had.



For this technique you will need a stencil, a stamp, ink, gesso and a spatula (or your finger :) works too).


Lay your stencil down flat.


Apply some gesso.  I used heavy gesso but any type will work.


Carefully lift your stencil off.


Let dry or hurry along with your heat gun.


Lay your stencil back down in the same place.  Make sure the gesso is completely dry before you do.


Stamp over the stencil.


 Make sure you apply pressure to make sure the ink takes to the gesso.


Lift the stencil off and viola!

If you would like to see the complete tag pop over to my blog for details, stuffbybelle.

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with us!  We look forward to seeing your beautiful working linked up for our challenges.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Drill #43 Cozy Fall Mood Board


Drill #43
Cozy Fall Mood Board



The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like. 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to shop at......
                                   My Scraps & More

Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!



Now it's your turn, just link up your project by November 3oth for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the My scraps & More!


*** There is only one prize for the month of October so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


Remember to come join us on our Facebook Page!

Friday, November 7, 2014

October Winner


It's that time again!!   We have a winner to share...


For October we had two Drills that were combined for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Flying Unicorn.  This month our sponsor was Stacks of Scraps.  We greatly appreciate our sponsors!!!


But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!


Now...our winner was randomly selected from all of the entries....drumroll please........ 




Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email by November 20th to claim your prize. 


Stop back in soon November's drills will be up soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Special Ops: Family Chalkboard

A laser cut plaque is the perfect place to display a large photo.
Today's project is fairly simple, although time consuming because of the paint layers.
You will need an unfinished wood plaque (11"x14"), washi tape, Ink-a-gold metallic rub, chalkboard paint, burlap ribbon (16"), twine, cardstock, and a large photo (8"x10").
Begin by taping off the decorative edges. I use washi tape because it leaves no residue.
Paint the center of the plaque with 2 layers of chalkboard paint. Follow instructions for drying times.
When the paint is completely dry tape off the edges of the chalkboard.
Rub the Ink-a-Gold onto the edges of the frame with a soft cloth, leaving no bare spaces.
Allow the first layer to dry, then randomly add a second color for a marbled effect.

Mount photo on cardboard and frame with cardstock. Leave a half inch of extra cardstock at the top of the frame. Place two eyelets into the top half inch of the frame. Wrap twine through lower edge of burlap ribbon and through the eyelets, tie in the back to secure.
Carefully center and adhere large letters to the front of the burlap, covering the ties.
Tie the burlap ribbon to the top of the plaque with twine, using a simple bow with long streamers.
 Now it's time to get your family involved. Have each person choose a word that describes your family. Write the words around the edges of the chalkboard with colored chalk.
Display your family photo with pride!!!
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On
~charity~
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drill #42 Spooky Color Mix!



Drill #42
Spooky Color Mix!



The rules are simple just create a project inspired by this color combo (Please try to use at least three of the colors. Feel free to 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to shop at......
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Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!




Now it's your turn, just link up your project by October 31st for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the Flying Unicorn!


*** There is only one prize for the month of October so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Basic Training-Gelatos

Michele from Stuff By Belle here today and if you are like me you have some gelatos that you have played with a little, but never really knew what amazing things you could do with them...well, I saw an amazing Ustream show by Limor Weber that opened my eyes to a great technique for a background.
Today I am going to share my version with you.

You will need some paper (I used a scrap from my stash), clear gesso, a stencil, a paint brush and gelatos.


  Any combination of colors of gelatos that you like, as many as you want along with black and white will work.


Paint a layer of gesso on your paper and let dry or dry with your heat gun.


 Randomly color with the gelato colors all over the paper.


  Blend with your finger and then flick water on the paper.  Dab with a paper towel, this will create awesome water spots.


 Grab one of your favorite stencils, I used one from Prima.  Lay it on your paper.


 Use some of the black gelato randomly in the stencil, blend with your finger.


 Make sure to fill in the entire opening on the stencil.


I also used some paste in the stencil too.


This is Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel.  It dries clear and sparkley, great texture!!


I used the white around the black for some definition and then shaved some of the colors on the paper and heated them up so they melted.

I used distress ink all around the edges and had a perfect layer for a mixed media card!!


I just love how you can still the see the pattern from the paper through all the layers.


Thanks so much for joining us for Basic Training today!  And don't forget to link up to our drills for your chance to win an awesome prize.